July 25, 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) - The four major pro sports leagues and the NCAA are asking a federal judge for a preliminary injunction to prevent Delaware from implementing sports betting.
The motion was filed Tuesday in federal court in Delaware. Last week, the leagues filed a lawsuit against the state, arguing that the state's plan for sports betting violated federal law.
Congress banned sports betting in 1992 while allowing it in four states - Delaware, Nevada, Montana and Oregon - that had already been offering it.
The lawsuit argues that Delaware's plan to allow single-game betting would violate the legislation because Delaware has never offered single-game betting before.
Copyright 2014 Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.